Ariel Winter showed off a sexy and revealing bikini in a Memorial Day photo shoot, leaving little to the imagination, Us Weekly is reporting.
The 19-year-old Modern Family star rocked flowing red locks while she knelt in the sand near Malibu, California.
In another photo, which appears to have since been deleted, a standing Ariel gives a sultry look to the camera while showing off her behind. However, a similar pose from last week is still up on Ariel’s Instagram account. However, because the photo does not meet The Inquisitr’s nudity standards, it will not be posted here. Here, instead, is a link to the photo.
Unfortunately, haters gonna hate, as the old saying goes. And according to Extra, plenty of observers weren’t happy with Ariel for showing off some skin on Memorial Day.
“I’m glad this is how you honor our fallen heroes. Dressing like a wannabe Kylie Jenner. You’re so sad.”
“Disappointing you’d shoot like this! What does it have to do with memorial day?”
Others, however, were slightly more forgiving.
“I don’t think Memorial Day is about posing in a bikini but you look stunning.”
Whether it was intentional or not, Ariel later posted a Memorial Day post that was less about her and more about the day itself.
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Controversies about poor timing aside, Ariel seems to be making the most of her life these days. Since last fall, she’s been dating the 29-year-old Meaden, whom you may recognize from Aftermath or The 100. In fact, the two are living together in the house that Ariel bought recently.
“I do have my own house. Last year I bought my first house, which was really exciting for me. My boyfriend and I live together, and he cooks. I can’t cook at all. He takes care of all that handy stuff. He’s great, he does all that.”
That she’s living in her own house, carrying on a positive relationship, and proudly showing off her curves on social media shows just how far Ariel has come from just a couple of short years ago.
As People reported back in May of 2015, Ariel (whose real name is Ariel Winter Workman), 17 at the time, concluded a long legal battle with her mother, whom she claimed had been physically and emotionally abusive. After a temporary guardianship was given to her sister, Shanelle, Ariel was ultimately emancipated – meaning that the courts, for all intents and purposes, regarded her as a legal adult, even though she was still technically a teenager at the time.
“I want to thank @shanelle_gray and my father or their special support regarding this matter, I really couldn’t have done it without them.”
Just a few short weeks afterward, she underwent breast reduction surgery — a decision she made after years of bullying as well as physical pain, as People reported at the time.
“It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health, and I think that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt happier with myself than I ever have.”
These days, Ariel has put the past behind her. She’s living with her new man, owns her own home, and has her sights set on UCLA.
Do you believe that Ariel Winter was disrespectful in showing off a sexy bikini photo shoot on Memorial Day?
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